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Cowichan Valley Capitals forward Matt Crasa (24) and defenceman Dimitri Mikrogiannakis (4) celebrate a playoff goal in 2020. (Citizen file)

Former Cowichan Capital Crasa earns Hockey East honour

Rookie of the Month is among UMass-Lowell’s leading scorers

Forward Ethan Anstey was traded from the Cowichan Valley Capitals to the Flin Flon Bombers along with goalie Ben Montgomery ahead of the BCHL trade deadline. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Capitals make flurry of deadline deals

Three in, three out as Caps prepare for playoffs

Cowichan Valley Capitals forward Luke Haymes is denied on a chance in close by Alberni Valley Bulldogs goaltender Hayden Dunford during Tuesday night’s game at the Cowichan Arena. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Rust shows as Cowichan Capitals return from COVID hiatus

Caps ‘a step behind’ Bulldogs in 4-1 loss at home

Cowichan Valley Capitals forward Luke Haymes is denied on a chance in close by Alberni Valley Bulldogs goaltender Hayden Dunford during Tuesday night’s game at the Cowichan Arena. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Kerry Park Islanders forward Carson Strom gets off a shot in traffic during his team’s loss to the Westshore Wolves last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Kerry Park Islanders fail to make up ground on Wolves

Isles trail Wolves by 10 points in South Division playoff hunt

Kerry Park Islanders forward Carson Strom gets off a shot in traffic during his team’s loss to the Westshore Wolves last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
This snowman popped up on the Sherman Road turf before Christmas. He’s gone, but the turf was still covered in snow early this week, putting this weekend’s home games in doubt. (Citizen file)

Snowy fields put Cowichan’s home soccer games in doubt

Road games seem more likely to happen, however

This snowman popped up on the Sherman Road turf before Christmas. He’s gone, but the turf was still covered in snow early this week, putting this weekend’s home games in doubt. (Citizen file)
A Campbell River Storm player does everything he can to stop Zach Vaillancourt during his debut with the Lake Cowichan Kraken on Sunday night. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette)

Lake Cowichan Kraken return to action with loss to Storm

Rowan Zapisocki scores three times as Kraken fall to league leaders

A Campbell River Storm player does everything he can to stop Zach Vaillancourt during his debut with the Lake Cowichan Kraken on Sunday night. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette)
Daniel Lee drives to the net against St. John’s Academy during the first-ever home game for Queen Margaret’s School’s senior boys basketball team on Thursday, Dec. 9. (Hayley Picard/QMS)

Basketball history at Duncan’s Queen Margaret’s School

First-ever senior boys basketball game just the beginning for new program

Daniel Lee drives to the net against St. John’s Academy during the first-ever home game for Queen Margaret’s School’s senior boys basketball team on Thursday, Dec. 9. (Hayley Picard/QMS)
Lauchlin MacGregor gets a lift from his Duncan Stingrays teammates at the Richmond FastSwim Classic last month. (Submitted by the Duncan Stingrays)

Nothing ugly about Duncan Stingrays’ pre-Christmas results

Swim team travels to meets in Richmond and Nanaimo

Lauchlin MacGregor gets a lift from his Duncan Stingrays teammates at the Richmond FastSwim Classic last month. (Submitted by the Duncan Stingrays)
Lake Cowichan forward Mitchell Billings tries to tuck the puck under Port Alberni goalie Callum Tung during the Kraken’s 3-1 win over the Bombers on Dec. 17. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette)
Lake Cowichan forward Mitchell Billings tries to tuck the puck under Port Alberni goalie Callum Tung during the Kraken’s 3-1 win over the Bombers on Dec. 17. (Kevin Rothbauer/Gazette)
Cowichan Valley Capitals forward Ethan Anstey, who scored his first BCHL goal against the Alberni Valley Bulldogs on Dec. 29, faces off against an Alberni player in the Caps’ home game on Jan. 1, 2022. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Capitals on five-day hiatus due to COVID protocols

All team activities cancelled, including two games this week

Cowichan Valley Capitals forward Ethan Anstey, who scored his first BCHL goal against the Alberni Valley Bulldogs on Dec. 29, faces off against an Alberni player in the Caps’ home game on Jan. 1, 2022. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
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UPDATE: Both games between UVic and Okanagan have been cancelled

UVic Vikes and Kelowna Lakers to square off in exhibition game

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BCHL commissioner Chris Hebb (inset) has been part of the junior ‘A’ league since 2018. (Garrett James photo)

Overcoming COVID-19, other barriers ‘a wild ride’ says BCHL commissioner

Chris Hebb has dealt with a pandemic, cancelled games and travel issues since joining league

BCHL commissioner Chris Hebb (inset) has been part of the junior ‘A’ league since 2018. (Garrett James photo)
Kerry Park Islanders goaltender Dryden DeMelo makes one of his 26 saves in a overtime win over the Victoria Cougars at Kerry Park Arena on Jan. 1, 2022. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Kerry Park Islanders ring in the New Year with win over Cougars

Isles end losing streak with dramatic victory over South End leaders

Kerry Park Islanders goaltender Dryden DeMelo makes one of his 26 saves in a overtime win over the Victoria Cougars at Kerry Park Arena on Jan. 1, 2022. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
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Cowichan Valley Capitals have two games postponed due to COVID-19

Caps are one of three BCHL teams sidelined for five days

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MacDowell Rugby Academy founder Robin MacDowell and national men’s rugby sevens player Pat Kay, both graduates of Cowichan Secondary, speak to students at the high school on Wednesday, Feb. 17 about the new academy program that debuted in the fall. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

2021 Sports Year in Review

This year had everything from Olympic gold to perfect games

MacDowell Rugby Academy founder Robin MacDowell and national men’s rugby sevens player Pat Kay, both graduates of Cowichan Secondary, speak to students at the high school on Wednesday, Feb. 17 about the new academy program that debuted in the fall. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
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Shawnigan Hills parkrun on hold due to COVID regulations

Event is postponed until Jan. 15 at the earliest

  • Dec 29, 2021
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Cowichan’s Landis Fulton battles through a swarm of Rapids players during the U13 boys gold-medal game at the Vancouver Island Age-Grade Rugby Championships on Dec. 12. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan’s U13 boys win Island title at Age-Grade Rugby Championships

U14 and U16 girls both place fourth as Cowichan Rugby Football Club plays host

Cowichan’s Landis Fulton battles through a swarm of Rapids players during the U13 boys gold-medal game at the Vancouver Island Age-Grade Rugby Championships on Dec. 12. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
With games cancelled, this smiling snowman was the only thing to be seen at the Sherman Road turf last weekend. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan LMG ends losing streak

Div. 1 team comes out hot in second half of match against Vic West

With games cancelled, this smiling snowman was the only thing to be seen at the Sherman Road turf last weekend. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Charlotte Jardine, Sada Bennefield and Jaxson Jardine at a VIMX event this fall. (Submitted by Taunya Jardine)

Duncan motocross riders shine on VIMX circuit

Jardine siblings among many participants from Cowichan Valley

Charlotte Jardine, Sada Bennefield and Jaxson Jardine at a VIMX event this fall. (Submitted by Taunya Jardine)